The second installment of Behind the Lens features a mix of shots from recent trips. The Olympic Peninsula, Palouse, Alvord Desert, North Idaho and North Central Oregon all make an appearance. Check it out!
Camera: Mamiya 645 Pro TL Lens: Sekor C 80mm w/ r25 Filter Film: Fuji Acros 100 Settings: f22 @ 1/4
This shot comes straight from an extremely cold morning on the Washington Coast half way up (or down) the Olympic Peninsula. Sunrise can always be interesting when you're looking west and that hot planet had just started to illuminate waves in the background, giving them a bright tone. Motion can be seen everywhere other than the main subject of weathered driftwood and the shore. A red filter provides added contrast. Some images are great to view for a second but this image begs you to search with your eyes!
C: Mamiya 645 Pro TL L: Sekor C 45mm w/ ND 10 Stop Filter F: Fuji Acros 100 S: f22 @ 4 minutes
The Palouse area of Washington may be "nothing more" than rolling hills but something about it forces your wheels to turn down ever increasingly small roads until finding the lost you're looking for. In the 4 minutes this shot was exposed, the skies gave rain, sun, sleet, and hail which left only a shivering human barrier to protect the lens.
C: Sony a6000 L: Rokinon 12mm S: f11 @ 1/125
I don't know what Sally's expression conveys but I know she's a happy soul here! Trestle Peak is a short jaunt off the 120 trail and one of my favorite childhood spots. Just glad my K-9 daughter agrees! Fun fact - using a wide angle lens from close distance can give the face a skinnier appearance, not that anyone ever worried about how they look in a shot... Ever...
C: Mamiya 645 Pro TL L: Sekor C 45mm F: Fuji Acros 100 S: f2.8 @ 8 minutes
I know black and white, long exposure star trails are all the rage on the Insta-medias these days so you've probably seen this shot before... ;) Captured in the wind farms of Boardman, OR and a surprising amount of planning was required. That and coffee... I tend to avoid long exposures at night when a full moon is present but you never know what happens until you done did do it. The moons position to the far right, and low in the sky, illuminates the right side of the turbine yet still allows the feeling of darkness to own the left. These are the shots I can never wait to develop once home!
C: Mamiya 645 Pro TL L: Sekor C 150mm F: PanF 50 S: f8 @ 1/250
Photo dog! I don't know if she's inquisitive or just wondering if that thing dispenses kibble. Either way, Danny McCarty and Timber have formed quite the bond over a few years. The feeling of compression between the Steens Mountains in the background and my two subjects is the fun part of using longer lenses like a 150. PanF also provides a nice tone on a day that had raging winds driving sand high in the sky!